Is 'Breaking Bad' universe ending? Vince Gilligan confirms 'Better Call Saul' as final story to be told

Is 'Breaking Bad' universe ending? Vince Gilligan confirms 'Better Call Saul' as final story to be told
Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorm in a still from 'Better Call Saul' (AMC)

Although many credit ‘Game of Thrones’ for changing the landscape of storytelling in the modern era, the AMC series 'Breaking Bad’ is not far behind. The show is widely regarded as one of the greatest shows of all time and garnered universal acclaim from critics as well as audiences. Creator Vince Gilligan had the responsibility of following it with a show that will not only take the aforementioned show’s legacy forward but also gives something fresh and unique. Gilligan came forward with ‘Better Call Saul’ and floored everyone with extraordinary storytelling and complex characters. The show, which began in 2015, will be airing its series finale on Monday, August 15, 2022, after a magnificent run of six seasons.

However, if you are one of those who think that Gilligan will be exploring the world of ‘Breaking Bad’ again, we have some bad news for you. In a recent discussion about ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, the Emmy-winning producer has made it clear that the above-mentioned AMC series will be the last time viewers will be seeing or hearing anything about ‘Breaking Bad’ on television.

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Vince Gilligan attends the premiere of the sixth and final season of AMC's 'Better Call Saul' at Hollywood Legion Theater on April 07, 2022, in Los Angeles, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

While speaking with Television Critics Association, the 55-year-old screenwriter noted that he is really happy with everything that he has done in the ‘BB’ universe, but now it’s time to move on and focus on other things. He added, “You can’t keep putting all your money on red 21. I feel like we probably pushed it doing a spinoff to ‘Breaking Bad’ [but] I could not be happier with the results. Then I did ‘El Camino’ and I’m very proud of that too. But I think I’m starting to sense you’ve got to know when to leave the party, you don’t want to be the guy with a lampshade on your head.”

Gilligan also stated he doesn’t have any “plans right now” to do something in the aforementioned universe. However, he admitted that he said the same thing when ‘Breaking Bad’ ended.

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Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 11 (AMC)
Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 11 (AMC)

The show began in 2015 and served as a prequel/spin-off to ‘Breaking Bad’, focusing on the character of Saul Goodman. Bob Odenkirk reprised the role of Saul on the show and introduced Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler. On the other hand, ‘Breaking Bad’ characters such as Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) were also featured on the show. Every season of ‘Better Call Saul’ has been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys, including the sixth and final one as well.

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Seehorn earned her first-ever Emmy nomination this year while Odenkirk has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the fifth time.

The AMC series is concluding on Monday, August 15, 2022, after six seasons and 63 episodes.

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